On Monday, Politico reported that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering a run for his old Senate seat in Alabama — a move that would push him hard up against the filing deadline, throw him into an already-crowded primary that includes fired judge and accused pedophile Roy Moore and football coach Tommy Tuberville, and potentially draw opposition from President Donald Trump.
Whatever the political implications of the decision, commenters on social media had a field day, ruthlessly mocking Sessions:
— Copernicus Turing (@CopernicusTur) October 29, 2019
I for one can’t wait to see @DougJones put the elf back on the shelf.
— Special Agent Utah (@PonceDeNeon404) October 28, 2019
Jeff Sessions helped turn Alabama into the booming and bustling United Nations-designated third world state that it is today.https://t.co/1JozH79SVl
— 🕷️spider 🕸️web rant 😱 (@web_rant) October 29, 2019
Can’t wait for “Recused himself from the Russia investigation” to be used *against* him in the primary 😂🤣
— Neo, Liberal Corporate Sellout (@HotTakesBun) October 29, 2019
Campaign slogan: NOT the worst AG in history any more!
— Alt-D.J.T.- history’s most hunted witch (@alternateDT) October 29, 2019
Roy Moore vs Jeff Sessions.. It’s like civil war inception going down in Alabama.. only twist is that both sides are white supremacists
— Calling Out Liars (@OuttingLiars) October 28, 2019
It tells me the AL GOP doesn’t feel confident it can stop Roy Moore.
— Blank Slate (@blankslate2017) October 29, 2019
lol Alabama is so bad that Reanimated Jeff Sessions is an upgrade from their last candidate
— My Own Echo Chamber (@MineEchoChamber) October 28, 2019
Keeblers gotta keeb
— 🧟♀️ Casey Friday the 13th 🧟♂️ (@CaseyFrid) October 29, 2019
Dancing With the Stars wouldn’t let Jeff Sessions on?
— BarrDeceivesForTrump (@darinp2) October 29, 2019
What? In a surprising twist, the writers are bringing back characters from Season One!!! OMG!!!!
— Burt Macklin (@knoweyedentity) October 29, 2019
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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ
Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.
“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”
The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.
Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 11, 2013
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The Saudi Crown Prince Tried to Have a Comedian and Critic Kidnapped on US Soil — but the FBI Stopped It: Report
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast, 27-year-old comedian and former USD student Abdulrahman Almutairi revealed that he was nearly kidnapped by a suspected agent of the Saudi government and it happened on American soil.
Almutairi, who has a huge social media following, has been an outspoken critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. While the Saudi leader may have the power to take out critics in other countries, in the United States it’s not an acceptable form of legal action.
“After Almutairi used social media to criticize the powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the October 2018 murder and dismemberment of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, an unidentified Saudi man accompanied Almutairi’s father on a flight to collect Almutairi against his will and bring him back to Saudi Arabia, according to The Daily Beast’s sources,” reported the Beast.
Almutairi said that he’s certain if he ever returns to Saudi Arabia that he’ll be killed in the airport.
It was also revealed this week that MBS’s cell phone number was responsible for hacking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s cell phone.
“There is a pattern of the Saudi authorities, particularly over the last two years, targeting individuals—high profile people with a big Saudi audience, either because they’re critical of MBS or the government or not just for what they say but what they don’t say, if they’re insufficiently supportive,” said Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings.
‘So We Don’t Have to Fight Russia Over Here’: Schiff Delivers Powerful Statement to Senators in Trump Impeachment Trial
House Intelligence Chair and Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff delivered powerful remarks to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, summing up why what President Donald Trump did – extorting Ukraine – was so damaging to both Ukraine and the U.S.
Schiff reminded the Senators who will decide the fate of the nation’s chief executive that 15,000 Ukrainians have already died fighting Russia. That was after Vladimir Putin illegally annexed Crimea.
And he reminded the Senators that President Trump withheld nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine, despite the nation’s fight against Russia.
That military aid helps “to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond.
Quoting a House impeachment inquiry witness, Schiff said: “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there so we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: Ukraine military aid was "designed to help Ukraine defend itself from the Kremlin's aggression. More than 15,000 Ukrainians have died fighting Russian forces and their proxies. 15,000." https://t.co/C7AyPvvSTr pic.twitter.com/PUmMDzRcy1
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